The Supreme Court, religion and sex

From The Raw Story, does America need a vice president? An interview with Joel K. Goldstein, author of The Modern American Vice Presidency: The Transformation of a Political Institution. A review of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court by Jan Crawford Greenburg. A Supreme Court Conversation: Walter Dellinger to: Dahlia Lithwick on a mistake of historic proportions. The Christian Right is concerned that yesterday's Supreme Court decision on student speech will restrict high-schoolers' ability to spread anti-gay messages. But they've got nothing to worry about.

From CRB, Lord Have Mercy: Ross Douthat reviews God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, and more by A. C. Grayling reviews on the Hitchens book debunking the deity which is a surprise hit (and more and more and more). True or False: The major religions are essentially alike. A review of Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith by Scott Hahn. Sexing God: Thoughts on the Almighty's gender and other unknowables. 

From Catholic Men's Quarterly, the Catholic origins of manliness: A review of Manliness by Harvey Mansfield. Jane Via was frustrated with the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on female priests, so she and a small number of women took matters into their own hands. From Commonweal, Eve Tushnet and Luke Timothy Johnson debate homosexuality and the Church. Murray Hausknecht on gay marriage: The third option. On the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, The Guardian revisits the appallingly repressive atmosphere of the Fifties and Sixties that ruined lives, destroyed reputations and finally sparked a campaign for change. Queer connections before Craigslist: How gay men got in touch pre-Internet times.

From PopMatters, a review of Pornology: Noun—1: A Good Girl's Guide to Porn; 2: The misadventures of the world's first anthroPORNologist; 3: A Hilarious Exploration of Men, Relationships, and Sex by Ayn Carrillo-Gailey. Misplaced nostalgia for the 1950s: Damon Linker on conservatives' misplaced ideas about sex. From TLS, Marriage in America: A review of Alone Together: How marriage in America is changing by Alan Booth, Paul R. Amato, David Johnson and Stacy J. Rogers; Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and unequal families in a post-marital age by Kay. S. Hymowitz; and The Future of Marriage by David Blankenhorn. From Dissent, Further Beyond the M Word: A response to Arlene Skolnick's article on politics and marriage (and a reply).